Chris Pine Confirms Harry Styles ‘Did Not Spit’ on Him at ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Premiere in Venice
In a new interview with Esquire, the ‘Star Trek’ actor also addresses rumors claiming that there’s on-set feud between ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ director Olivia Wilde and star Florence Pugh.
AceShowbiz –Chris Pine has finally set the record straight on the spit-gate controversy involving Harry Styles. In a new interview, the “Star Trek” actor confirmed that his “Don’t Worry Darling” co-star didn’t spit on him at their film premiere in Venice.
In an interview with Esquire published on Wednesday, March 1, the 42-year-old declared, “Harry did not spit on me.” He went on to gush over his co-star as saying, “Harry is a very kind guy.”
However, Chris admitted that “it did look, indeed, like” the former One Direction member shot saliva in his direction in viral videos. “I think Harry leaned down and said, ‘It’s just words, isn’t it?’ ” the “Wonder Woman” actor recalled, alleging that the singer leaned down to tell him “a little joke.”
“We were all jet lagged and trying to answer questions,” Chris added. “And sometimes when you’re doing these press things, your brain goes befuddled and you start speaking gibberish, so we had a joke, ‘It’s just words.’ “
Elsewhere during his interview with Esquire, Chris also addressed rumors claiming there’s on-set feud between “Don’t Worry Darling” director Olivia Wilde and actress Florence Pugh. “If there was drama, there was drama. I absolutely didn’t know about it, nor really would I have cared,” the actor explained.
“If I feel badly, it’s because the vitriol that the movie got was absolutely out of proportion with what was onscreen,” Chris added. “Venice was normal things getting swept up in a narrative that people wanted to make, compounded by the metastasizing that can happen in the Twitter-sphere. It was ridiculous.”
Chris’ rep initially issued a denial last year, with the rep calling the rampant rumors “ridiculous.” The statement read, “This is a … complete fabrication and the result of an odd online illusion that is clearly deceiving and allows for foolish speculation. There is nothing but respect between these two men, and any suggestion otherwise is a blatant attempt to create drama that simply does not exist.”
As for Harry, the musician poked fun at the spit-gate incident while performing in New York City. “It is wonderful, wonderful, wonderful to be back here,” the “As It Was” hitmaker said during one of his concerts at Madison Square Garden. “I just popped over to Venice to spit on Chris Pine, but fear not, we’re back!”
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